Luke is such a good sleeper. I never ever thought I'd be able to say that about any of my children (Preston is still terrible at bedtime). Luke regularly asks to go to bed, even for naps. It's a bit of a godsend, especially when I have to handle them both by myself. Preston can usually entertain himself for the short time I'm putting Luke down to sleep.
Preston, on the other hand, is mostly terrible at going to bed. He stalls and begs and negotiates and is exhausting.
The only thing I miss with Luke being easy at bedtime is reading books to him. I try, but he’s either interested in something else, or too sleepy and fussy to want to sit with me. I can get through 2 or 3 Sandra Boyntons on a good night. We’ll keep trying.
Luke officially started in the big boy toddler room at daycare this week! He LOVES it. He has space to run around, and he loves to open and close the big gate. The gate doesn’t typically latch all the way, but Luke still insists on pushing the button to make it unlatch every time. He’s very analytical and is always trying to figure out how to make things work. He has already figured out how to make every sippy cup drip, and he loves to take things apart and try to put them back together again. He loves to play peek-a-boo with the other kids, and is learning to participate in circle time. He sits in a big boy chair for snacks and meals, he sleeps on a cot, and he gets to play on the playground!
One of my favorite moments from my weekend alone with the boys was Sunday afternoon on the patio. Preston pulled out the giant puzzle pieces and built himself a yard sculpture on one side of the patio.
And I kicked up my feet for a few relaxing minutes in the middle where I could watch them both at the same time. Then, behind me, I heard a lot of angry tweeting!
Anyway, here are some pictures from Mother’s Day at Gigi and Grandpa’s house!